Events – past & present
Drop Your Boss 2020 - Postponed due to Lockdown
As we are all in lockdown we've postponed Drop Your Boss until life returns to normal. But don't worry we'll be back as five years of 'dropping' bosses from the Sky Tower is too good an event to miss! Watch this space over the coming weeks for more details.Find out more
Join us for the Reddest Run around
Grab the family and join us as we run/walk the 2-3km course in a Santa suit, that will help raise funds for our programmes and help us provide our young people with the tools they need to conquer life's obstacles and succeed. Every adult entry will receive a Santa suit and children a Santa hat (while stocks last). 4-7 December 2019 at 6:30pm. 10 locations across the North Island For more information and to sign up visit The Great NZ Santa Run
The sun was out for Drop Your Boss
Auckland put on a stunning day and spirits were high for Drop Your Boss and Walk The Talk. Thank you to all who participated and braved the 'drop' to overcome their own obstacles.
Excellence Awards 2019
A group of exceptional young Kiwis, mentors, volunteers and leaders have been celebrated for their resilience, self-belief and contribution to society at the annual Graeme Dingle Foundation 2019 Excellence Awards, held in Auckland last night. Over 200 people gathered at the AUT Sir Paul Reeves Building, including Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO.Find out more
TREK to Transform Young Lives
Have you ever wanted to Trek through Vietnam? Would you like to make a difference in a young person's life? Join us on a trip of a lifetime as we Trek to Transform Young Lives from 17- 27 April 2019. If you wish to join us on this amazing trek then click here to learn more.Find out more
Gibbs Farm Sculpture Walk
A big shout out to all of you who supported the Foundation at the recent Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park fundraising event. We hope you all had a fantastic time. We had an awesome day and were amazed at just how spectacular the Park is. The sculptures are really spectacular and fit beautifully with the backdrop of the Kaipara Harbour and grasslands. A special thank you to the team at Gibbs Farm for opening the Park up to us and allowing us all to visit. All funds from the day will directly impact Kiwi kids within the Graeme Dingle Foundation programmes. Help us teach our youth that what they have inside is greater than any obstacle.
Graeme Dingle Foundation Excellence Awards 2018 Honours Exceptional and Resilient Young New Zealanders
A group of 22 remarkable young Kiwis, mentors, volunteers and leaders have been celebrated for their resilience, self-belief and contribution to society at the annual Graeme Dingle Foundation’s 2018 Excellence Awards, held in Auckland last night. It was an opportunity to celebrate more than 27,000 students, their mentors, leaders and volunteers across the country who have been involved in the Foundation’s various youth development programmes including Kiwi Can, Stars, Career Navigator, Project K and MYND - over the previous 12 months.Find out more
Join us for the Best Fun Run in town!
Join us for this years Great New Zealand Santa Run. A 2-3km fun run/walk, in a Santa suit, that will help raise funds for our programmes and transform the lives of young people across Aotearoa. Gather your colleagues, family and friends and join us at The Great NZ Santa Run! 5/6 December 6:30pm 17 locations around New Zealand For more information and to sign up visit The Great NZ Santa Run
Top Bosses given ‘shake up’ to take the plunge!
Our youth face many challenges in this ever-changing world, so we are asking bosses to accept their own challenge, go outside their comfort zone and take part in Drop Your Boss where they will plummet 192 metres off the Sky Tower at around 85km/hr.Read more
Young Kiwi Resilience Celebrated at Excellence Awards 2017
The Graeme Dingle Foundation Excellence Awards acknowledge the significant accomplishments of our successful young Kiwis, many who have climbed big mountains to build resilience and self-belief in their lives. It is a celebration of our students, their mentors, leaders and volunteers who have been involved in the Foundation’s various youth development programmes over the previous 12 months – including Kiwi Can, Stars, Career Navigator and Project K.Find out more